Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry

Sara Bukhari, DDS

Certified Pediatric Dentist located in Phoenix, AZ

Pediatric dentistry is centered around the dental health of children through infancy and adolescence. Certified pediatric dentist Dr. Sara Bukhari has extensive, specific training and expertise in the field and provides the highest standard of care for children at Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Bukhari has helped to create many healthy young smiles. Call Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry for your child’s quality dental care or conveniently book online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

by Sara Bukhari, DDS

What is a pediatric dentist?

A pediatric dentist specializes in oral health care for children through adolescence. Dr. Bukhari provides dental services for children ages one through 18.

Children’s dental care entails more customized approaches to guide and assist their dental growth and development. A pediatric dentist like Dr. Bukhari also offers in-depth preventive dental care and education.

What are the benefits of pediatric dentistry?

Much of pediatric dental visits revolve around preventive care and educating both parent and child on how to take care of teeth and gums for optimal oral health. Dr. Bukhari zones in on how to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other complications.

Dr. Bukhari fully acknowledges the importance of maintaining the health of primary or baby teeth. Children need primary teeth for:

  • Speech
  • Eating and chewing
  • Guiding permanent teeth properly into place
  • Assisting the healthy development of jaw muscles and bones

Front teeth usually last until around age seven and the back teeth can last longer until age 13. Untreated cavities can lead to dental problems that interfere with the development of children’s permanent teeth. A pediatric dental visit allows Dr. Bukhari to ensure teeth are growing properly, address any current issues, and identify any other problems.

During your child’s pediatric dental visit, Dr. Bukhari cleans the teeth and gums and removes any buildup of plaque or debris, particularly from areas you or your child are unable to reach during teeth cleaning at home.

When should my child see a pediatric dentist?

Your child's first visit to the dentist should be as soon as they have their first tooth and not later than their first birthday. Your child might need more frequent visits and treatments if they have:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Unusual growth patterns
  • A heightened risk of tooth decay
  • Additional dental health complications

Regular professional teeth cleanings can prevent gum irritation and tooth decay, which can damage the tooth’s nerve endings. Checkups with Dr. Bukhari help you stay informed and on top of your child’s dental health.

By teaching your child good oral hygiene habits and working with Dr. Bukhari to keep their teeth as healthy as possible, you may prevent complications and more expensive and involved dental treatments in the future.

Dr. Bukhari provides sealants, professional cleanings, in-office state-of-the-art digital X-rays, sedation dentistry options (when necessary), and a comfortable and positive environment for children. Visit Dr. Bukhari and call the office or use the online scheduling tool.